Coming At You From Minneapolis

Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 7:29 am | Comments off

I'm writing this from the 17th floor of the hotel I'm staying at in Minneapolis. I noticed they skipped the 13th floor, so I guess that means I'm actually on the 16th? I got here late, so it's dark, but I can already tell the view is going to be awesome from here when the daylight hits. The room even has a little balcony - it's quite nice. If I had brought a digital camera, I'd post a picture, but... I didn't.

Anyway, I'll be telling you a bit later why I'm over here, once I've got a bit more to tell. ;)


October 30th, 2004
10:47 AM | #

Sucks to be those on the 14th floor.. oblivious to the perils of actually being on the 13th floor.

October 30th, 2004
3:46 PM | #

I think it's a pretty common practice to skip the 13th floor in numbering. Oh, and since it's past sunrise this doesn't really matter, but just go buy a disposable camera!

October 30th, 2004
4:23 PM | #

I have a feeling you are there because of your dream job.

Ryan Brill
October 30th, 2004
4:45 PM | #

mb -

It's not directly related to my job - indirectly, in a way, I suppose.

October 30th, 2004
7:29 PM | #

Cool Ryan, alot of hotels actually skip the 13th floor. The Palm's in Vegas is one example I know of.

October 30th, 2004
11:24 PM | #

Maybe it's a superstitious thing! :P

Brian Barbutti
October 31st, 2004
2:43 AM | #

What's the point in skipping the 13th floor???

October 31st, 2004
8:26 AM | #

Bad things happen to those on the 13th. Especially on Fridays. In October. With a full moon.

I gotta lay off the mountain dew.

October 31st, 2004
7:20 PM | #

Thirteen is an unlucky number. Well, in the US, at least. Ah well, let us know what you're doing; the suspense is eating away at me!

October 31st, 2004
8:16 PM | #

There's a similar thing in airplanes. They usually never have a thirteenth row. Probably because some passengers doesn't want to sit on that row, so by naming it 14 they can earn some more money.

Paul Jr
October 31st, 2004
9:50 PM | #

That may be true, but regardless of what the number says, the supposed 14th row is still row 13.

Ben "Omega" Rogers
November 1st, 2004
12:26 AM | #

Yes, but it is not named 13. It is 14. The cursed 13th doesn't exist, out of superstition.

November 1st, 2004
2:11 AM | #

I'm 13. I'm going to go do something I've wanted to do for a long time...

*goes and walks under a ladder while spilling salt on the ground as mirrors drop out of my pockets and smash on the cement*

Oooh, that felt good :P

Anyhoo, have fun in Minneapolis, with whatever it is you're doing!

Ben \"Omega\" Rogers
November 1st, 2004
2:13 AM | #

Ooh, Canadians against superstitions. Bad call. You're heritage is FRANCE. You're unlucky enough.

November 1st, 2004
3:55 AM | #

I know alot of hotels that do not have a 13th floor.

Also, in my hometown, there is not 13th street. It goes 11th, 12th, 14th, etc...

November 1st, 2004
7:12 PM | #

Hmmm... Could it be another vacation paid for by a client? That would make it indirectly related to your job.

Nathan Logan
November 1st, 2004
7:18 PM | #

"I went to see about a girl..."


November 1st, 2004
8:42 PM | #

Welcome to Minneapolis / St Paul!
(did you get your absentee ballot in?)

Alexander Micek
November 2nd, 2004
1:28 AM | #

Hmm I don't know what your political affiliation is, but I wonder if you were in town to see the recent rally at the Target Center? Enjoy the Twin Cities, sir.

Robert Wellock
November 2nd, 2004
7:55 PM | #

Seems crazy missing out the 13th floor.

Seth Thomas Rasmussen
November 16th, 2004
8:08 PM | #

Minneapolis! Ah, my loverly place of residence. I hope you enjoyed while you were here!

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